Business 101 seminars

Business 101 seminars

Practical advice for the small business owner

The Business 101 seminars are designed for both existing and budding small business owners who aren’t sure where to start, or may just need some advice on how to take the next step to grow. 

The free seminars provide an overview of the common issues involved in setting up a small business and offer practical advice. They are also a great opportunity to ask City of Sydney staff and industry experts technical questions about DAs, licensing and other types of applications, as well as talk about grants and other support the City offers. You will meet others in your field – those just starting out and established professionals who have successfully gone through the process. 

Videos and podcasts

A selection of our seminars are available on demand.


City of Sydney
02 9265 9333

Main image: Cooper & Co director Peter Cooper, General Assembly Australia general manager Riley Batchelor, PushStart co-founder and managing director Kim Heres and Canva CEO Melanie Perkins at the Start-ups 101 seminar on 6 March 2013.

Seminars for 2015

Date Seminar About
Wednesday 29 April Live music Find out how to host live music in your venue
Wednesday 3 June Marketing your business in an online world Grow your business with online and digital marketing
Wednesday 1 July Food businesses and outdoor dining This seminar simplifies the starting process for our most popular business sector
Wednesday 29 July  Start and grow – Creative industry from art to business For those  who run a business from home or want to learn how to earn money from their art
Wednesday 26 August Food trucks Do you want to launch a food truck business but don’t know where to begin? Hear from some of the food truckers in the trade and find out how to apply for a permit at the City
Wednesday 23 September Tech start-ups: How to launch and scale your start-up Get 'plugged in' to Sydney's tech start-up scene
Wednesday 7 October So you want to start a small business  Do you want to start a small business but don't know where to begin? Hear from small business owners on how they started their businesses
Wednesday 18 November  Grow your business A generic look at how to open a business in our local area. Most popular session overall

Last updated: Friday, 27 March 2015